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« on: October 07, 2011 03:20:53 PM »

 all credit goes to  -- http://www.polyscene.com/

And how do you do it?  It's obviously wire and paper..and I can figure it out simply enough in my head but I'm so interested in experimenting with it!  Has anyone done anything like this?  Any tips?  I'm currently in college working toward a BFA and want to use this method for a project.

I did write the artist to ask her about her technique but she hasn't replied so I'm thinking maybe she doesn't want to share?  ..and that's fine but I still wonder..

This is my first post here but I am a super long time lurker.  Thanks for any and all help!

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011 03:50:36 PM »

I believe it would fit into the "oragomie" category as seen here:


As for contacting any artisan.. true.. most do not wish to relieve to much about their craft or nothing about their craft or hobby in fear of competition..
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011 09:58:23 AM »

It's simply a form of "wireframe sculpture" (not origami). They added a thin, fibrous paper to highlight the intended form.
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011 02:48:14 PM »

that is pretty gorgeous. agreed on the artist not wanting to share for fear of competition (i wouldn't either). I'd guess its a wire frame with just paper carefully glued on in the "space" between wires to accent frame, like the above person said. I don't think there would be any "special technique" or anything. seems like just paper glued to wire, but done very precisely and carefully. beautiful Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012 10:31:24 PM »

I did something similar to this in college with thin wooden strips, tissue paper and mod podge. Actually pretty easy, although very fragile.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012 02:55:05 AM »

It looks very like the way  model aeroplanes are made out of balsa wood and tissue paper.  The paper is glued to balsa wood frame of the wings, fuselage etc and then coated with stuff called "dope"  (afraid I don't know what it is made of) which makes the paper shrink tight onto the frame.
I just googled covering an aeroplane with tissue paper and found this -
and these videos

Hope this is a bit of help. At least you can see that the technique is in the public domain  Wink
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012 06:03:10 PM »

I had a mobile made this way hanging in our home as a child - it was seagulls and I just loved them.  Thanks for taking me back!

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